Kutai National Parrk, Bontang

Kutai National Park is a lowland national park located on the east coast of Borneo Island, in the East Kalimantan province of Indonesia, ranging approximately 10 to 50 km north of the equator.GeographyThe park is located north of the Mahakam river and includes several lakes: Danau Maau, Santan, Besar and Sirapan. It is adjacent to the towns of Bontang and Sangatta and 120 km north of the provincial capital Samarinda. There are several traditional Bugis settlements within the national park.The Kutai National Park extends over an area of 2,000 km2, part of the former Kutai Game Reserve which has been protected since the 1970s. However this status did not prevent the logging of a third of the forest in subsequent years and the following introduction of mining companies. In an attempt to prevent further deforestation the Kutai National Park was established in 1982. Nevertheless, the great Borneo fires of 1982/83 destroyed large sections of the forest, and the constant encroachment of people along the eastern boundary continues to reduce the true park area. Approximately only 30% of the primary growth forest remains.There are two main point for tourist access to the park. Sangkima is on the road between Sangatta and Bontang and thus is accessible by car or bus. The area has a number of old formal national park buildings. There is a large loop walking track, with sections of elevated boardwalk to what was one of the largest trees known in the park. Given the ease of accessibility and being adjacent to the road, this area of park is continually under pressure from the encroachment of people.
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  • Prevab district is one of the favorite locations to see the Orang Utan in its natural Habitat. Easy access from the town of Sangatta.
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  • We booked through Rimba Borneo Kalimantan and I would recommend our guide, Rusdy, without hesitation. He's also a great cook. The forest is beautiful (we got to see orangs), but the Prevab camp needs ...  more »
  • This National Park is representative of the forest the most extensive ulin Indonesia. In addition, some existing plants in national parks such as mangroves, tancang, Cypress, and many more. the National Park also has the potential for a high diversity of wildlife, that of a group of primates like orangutans, owa Borneo, proboscis monkey, APE, monkey, long tail and lorises.
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  • great place
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  • Nice place front gate want to go in there is a seller, tpi dkasih star cman 4 used to be yes because I have yet to see the oldest ulin tree there
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  • The place is nice, but it supports lack facilities and many bridges are kropos ....
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